Dr Ludmila Ginsbursky MBACP
Life is a challenging journey and we are not meant to make it alone. Although I have considered counselling as a possible career when I was still a teenager, I am glad that I did not pursue it until later in life, when I achieved greater psychological and spiritual maturity.
I have lived and worked in several countries and, having been through my own crisis points and upheavals, know that reaching out for help takes courage. Yet these moments of crisis are often an opportunity for unlocking our inner potential and resources.
I work within an integrative humanistic framework and am based in central Cambridge with a convenient free parking space nearby.
I work with a wide range of issues including abuse, bereavement, identity problems, stress, self-confidence, PTSD, depression, family issues. The areas of my special focus are
- relationship issues
- inner child
EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)
In addition to counselling, I am also a qualified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner. This technique combines the principles of acupressure with western psychology and can sometimes be very effective in releasing stress, anxiety, trapped emotions or working with trauma and also physical pain.
You can read more about it on my website: www.Soultap.co.uk.
If you are interested in trying EFT tapping integrated with counselling I offer 30% off the first session.
Where to start
If you are new to counselling it is natural that you may be feeling a bit confused or nervous. Feel free to drop me an email or give me a call to arrange a first meeting. This will give us an opportunity to talk about your situation, what you expect from counselling and your particular needs. For example, we can discuss whether you would like to come for weekly or fortnightly sessions and find the best available slot. If you are happy to continue we can then set up a second meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling and body-mind therapy with combined 7 years of experience.
- Post-graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton); member of BACP.
- Energy Psychology (EFT tapping/Emotional Freedom Technique); member of AAMET.
- Personal coaching bringing into my work the whole variety of my extensive experience, from acting to writing academic articles, to public speaking, to meditation, tai chi and running my own business.
- Reiki (Level 2).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood trauma; inner child work; codependency
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I offer fees on a sliding scale depending on your financial situation. My standard sessions are longer than usual and the prices are as follows:
Individuals: between £40 and £60 for 1h session. The first session is set at £60.
Couples: between £60 and £75 for 1h 20 mins session. The first session is set at £75.
Counselling + EFT: between £50 and £70 for 1h session. The first session is set at £70.
All of my clients felt that the therapy helped them to move on to a more positive level, where they could relate to the world and other people from the vantage point of trust, freedom and acceptance.
Here are some quotes from people's testimonials:
“The sessions with Ludmila produced spectacular results for me. I came to see her because of a set of fear and insecurities I was experiencing. For a long time, I had felt like something was holding me back in life, and I finally decided to deal with it. ... With Ludmila’s help, I was able to finally distance myself from these fears. One major thing I learned in the sessions with Ludmila is how to be aware of the emotions I’m experiencing, and understanding where they come from. This is skill I continue to use and benefit from enormously. Ludmila is an admirable person, with a wonderful ability to listen, and a genuine desire to help others. It was extremely easy to open up to her and talk to her about very personal problems. ... not least thanks to the sessions with Ludmila, I was able to finally start a relationship with the person I love. Last month we got married!”
"I believe Ludmila is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, and a truly warm and healing presence. The times I have spent with her have been some of the most creative, pleasurable, and interesting I can remember.
The funny thing is sometimes you only realise how blocked you’ve been when you begin to feel something different. So maybe if you have the slightest inkling that things aren’t quite right in your life, just have a couple of sessions with Ludmila .. You may find your life opening up and transforming in quite remarkable ways!”
"Since I began working with Ludmila, I have definitely noticed a marked improvement in my life from the point of view of health, self-confidence and self-respect. My children, husband and friends have noticed how much happier and healthier I seem to be. They all encourage me to continue and I am so glad that I have finally invested time and money in MYSELF! I consider myself very lucky to have found Ludmila as a therapist."
"I am very grateful for the work we did together last autumn. It helped me a lot, and I really feel that thanks to it I’ve been able to develop a better attitude to dealing with insecurities and setbacks. I am together with my boyfriend and really enjoying this new experience."
To read more of people's stories please visit: www.soultap.co.uk/one-to-one-testimonials.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
In addition to morning and afternoon hours I have a limited number of evening slots. Please contact me to find out if there is one currently available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|